News for Monday, April 23, 2012


News 2012 April 23


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Coalition touts golf’s impact before Congress

says We Are Golf makes a case touting golf’s economic and “green” contributions.

Gene Yasuda says We Are Golf makes a case touting golf’s economic and “green” contributions.

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Winner’s Circle: April 16-22, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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LPGA teams with Streetwear for apparel line

LPGA apparel line

The LPGA has partnered with Boston-based Streetwear Inc., designating the company as an official licensee of LPGA apparel.

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Player of the week: Rachel Rohanna, Ohio State

The sophomore shot 75-69-68 and won by eight shots April 22 at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

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Team of the week: Auburn

The Tigers survived a tough golf course, a field that included seven top-15 teams and a home team that knew the golf course well in defeating host Arkansas by one shot to win the Southeastern Conference Championship on April 22 at The Blessings Golf Course in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Player of the week: Justin Thomas, Alabama

The Crimson Tide freshman shot three 68-67-68 and finished at 7-under 203 on April 22 to win the Southeastern Conference Championship by two shots over teammate Bobby Wyatt and also lead Alabama to the team title at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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Team of the week: Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets finished at 27-under 837 on April 22, had four golfers finish in the top 10 and claimed their fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at Old North State Club in New London, N.C.

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Maginnes On Tap: The Dan Plan

Maginnes On Tap

Maginnes On Tap: Dan quit his job to try and find golf excellence, following the theory that talent has little to do with expertise. Dan, have you ever met Bubba Watson?

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Q&A: Chris Childers, PGA junior-golf manager

Before the Americans and Europeans duel at Medinah, the world’s best junior players will compete at the eighth annual Junior Ryder Cup on Sept. 24-25 at Olympia Fields (Ill.).

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Player of the week: Zachary Olsen

Zachary Olsen, of Cordova, Tenn., shot 7-under 209 (68-68-73) at Sage Valley GC to win the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley by three strokes.

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Writing Contest: Win a summer internship

Win a Golfweek internship

Attention, aspiring golf writers! is now accepting submissions for its annual National College Writing Contest, which will award four Summer 2012 internships to college journalists across the country. APPLY NOW

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Royal Lytham lengthened for 2012 British Open

2012 Open Championship

2012 Open Championship: Royal Lytham & St. Annes has undergone a facelift of sorts prior to this year's championship, now featuring nearly 200 extra yards and moving to a par 70.